Archive | November, 2013

Should Talented Players Play Up in Age

Boy o’ boy do I hear this question all around the youth soccer arenas. For sake of this argument, I am referring to kid’s in the initiation stages from U6 to U12. Generally, my answer to this question is: ABSOLUTELY NOT! I will go more into this in just a moment. However, with every rule [...]

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Conditioning Training (U6 to U12)

So I am constantly fighting this battle with parents and even other soccer educators. “Why don’t I condition my kids?” The answer is quite simple. Opportunity Costs Those of you that took Economics in college will understand this term.  My kids train three times a week for 1.5 hours.  Let’s say I conditioned my kids [...]

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